The rugosa rose, also called the Japanese rose and ramanas rose, is a harmful invasive alien species, that spreads through seeds and through root pieces within yard waste or soil material. You can find more information on the rugosa rose and its control methods on the Luontoportti and Maine.gov -sites.
- Pack the rootstock and root pieces into a tightly closed double waste bag. Take it to the sorting station as waste consisting of invasive alien species.
- Pack the rose hips (seed pods/fruits) into the same double waste bag with the rootstock or in a plastic package, like a juice bottle, which can be tightly closed. Take these to the sorting station as waste consisting of invasive alien species.
- Stems without rose hips (seed pods/fruit) do not need to be packed. Take them to the sorting station as twig waste.
- If you dig up the rugosa rose plant, rootstock and soil material all together, you must separate the plant parts from the soil material already at the site where the digging has been done. Reception cannot be offered to mixed loads with both soil material, roots and branches.
Waste treatment centre, Sorting station